Gandhi Gandhism And The Gandhians
Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy of truth and nonviolence have intrigued the world for decades. Looking at the Western and Indian influences that had gone into making Gandhi the Mahatma, and the central importance of Gandhi to nonviolent activism, these essays reclaim the power of truth and nonviolence, which can still change the destinies of people and nations. In this collection Thomas Weber discusses Gandhi, his ideology, and how India and the rest of the world is interpreting and reinterpreting the Mahatma. The doctrine of conflict resolution theory, new environmentalism, peace research, deep ecology, and Buddhist economics based on Gandhian principles, renews the world's belief in Mahatma and his teachings for our life and our times.
Thomas Weber is an Honorary Associate, School of Social Sciences and Communications, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His most recent Gandhi-related books are: Beloved Bapu: The Gandhi-Mirabehn Correspondence (with Tridip Suhrud); Going Native: Gandhi’s Relationship with Western Women (Roli Books); The Shanti Sena: Philosophy, History and Action; On the Salt March: The Historiography of Mahatma Gandhi’s March to Dandi; Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians (Roli Books); and Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor.